White Spider Juniors and Teens
Climbing is a great sport for young and old. It builds physical skills – fitness, strength, coordination and balance – and mental attributes such as confidence, trust and communication skills.
Just as importantly it is fun and a great way to make new friends.
It's a great inclusive sport – often appealing to those kids who don't consider themselves as ‘sporty’ as well as to those who excel in other sports.
Climbing's a sport where everyone learns at their own pace in a friendly group environment. There'll be as many cheers for a new climber's first F3 route summit as for their first F8 success. We like celebrating those firsts.
Want to see us in action? Sky Sports came to White Spider in December and filmed us for their "Get involved" series. Check out their video here
We aim to have a comprehensive coaching programme to take our juniors and teens from beginner through to champion -see Teens and Juniors/ Coaching
Climbing activities inherently carry a danger of personal injury or death. Therefore training is critical to ensure that all participants are aware of and accept these risks and are responsible for their own actions. Because of this all juniors and teens must be supervised until they can demonstrate that they have gained the experience to be considered a White Spider competent climber the ‘Unsupervised Access Test’.
Unsupervised Junior Climbers
From the age of 14, experienced junior climbers are entitled to register as full users of the centre provided they have passed the ‘Unsupervised Access Test’ competency test where they will be required to demonstrate their knowledge and capabilities including:
- Safely and correctly put on a climbing harness
- Tie the rope onto the harness with a suitable knot
- Belay suitably
- Show an awareness of the rules and inherent dangers associated with the sport and the centre
Please Note: Each junior and teen MUST have a consent formed signed by their LEGAL parent or guardian. Unfortunately without this we cannot allow them to climb. No form, no climb – sorry!